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Bibil Identifier bibil:217758
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) When Did Zephaniah Become a Supporter of Josiah's Reform?
Author Hagedorn, Anselm C.
Journal The Journal of Theological Studies (Volume: 62, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 453-475 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The article revisits the problem of the relationship between Josiah's alleged cultic reform and the Book of Zephaniah. Using earlier proposals (H. Spieckermann; R. G. Kratz) that argue for a minimal extent of a Josianic Reform in 2 Kings 22–3, I relate these insights to the reconstruction of the authentic words of the prophet Zephaniah. In contrast to recent scholarship I argue that much of the Book of Zephaniah is already shaped in the knowledge of the deuteronomistic concept of Josiah and that the earliest stratum of the book is found mainly in Zephaniah 2 where the relationship between Judah and its neighbours is addressed. As such Zephaniah's prophecy supports Josiah's struggle for political independence and for freedom from Assyrian (and Egyptian) domination.
DOI 10.1093/jts/flr103
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Twelve Minor Prophets : Zephaniah
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Divided Monarchy (933-587) : End of Judah (687-587) : Josiah
Pericopes 2 Kings 22-23
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